One of the messages that I have taken away from the European Association of Urology meeting in Vienna, is the increasing complexity of treatment options for advanced prostate cancer. However, I have equally come away with the impression that company sponsored sessions is not the right way to provide continuing medical education (CME), if not done in an independent way.
There are 28 industry symposia at EAU in Vienna, each sponsored by one company. That’s a lot! Of the sessions I have been too, all have prominently featured the company logo, name or some form of branding on the invitations, slides and meeting materials. If you want more information afterwards, the pharma company (not any CME provider), will contact you.